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Anime and Manga for Noobs (Newbies) - Part IV

Have you ever considered getting into Anime and(or) Mangas but, not sure where to start.
Check out my list, I might have what you been looking for...
All the Anime & Manga will have links to where you can read or watch them. 

If the links dont work leave me a message or contact the site that it is hosted on... 
I will also have Ranks under the images to show where i rank the anime / manga out of my all time favorites.  

Anime & Manga
Manga - Pokemon Adventures (August 8, 1997 - On going)
Pokemon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu (October 28, 1997 - January 28, 2000)
Magical Pokemon Journey (March 28, 1998 - April 24, 2003)
Anime - (1997 - Present) 
Video Game - (February 7, 1996 - Ongoing)
Maturity - 5+
Pokemon (pronounced “Po-Ke-Mon”) is a Japanese RPG video game that was released on the Nintendo Gameboy in 1996. Less than a year later it was adapted into an Anime and a Manga series. Both of the series follows the video game’s plot, the manga following it more closely though. The anime story is about a young boy named Ash Ketchum (in Japan he is known as Satoshi) who is driven to be the greatest Pokemon Master. His story starts in Pallet town where he goes to Professor Oak’s lab to receive his starter Pokemon. It turns of that he was too late but instead of receiving the normal starters (Bulbasour, Squirtle, or Charmander) from the Kanto region he is given a stubborn Pikachu instead. Ash and Pikachu will eventually become the best of friends. So far the anime has been around for 14+ seasons and, 14 movies.    

What I like 
- The First 275 episodes (aka the Original Series)
- I like all of the Main Stream Pokemon Games 
- I like the first 2 Movies and the direct home video movie “Mewtwo Returns”
- Veronica Taylor (Ash’s Original Voice Actor)
- There are tons of Pokemon 
- Its corny yet addicting music 
- The antagonists 

What I don’t like 
- The anime series following after the original series (this includes Pokemon Advanced - Black and White)      
- That Ash and other characters seem to let their Pokemon go after a while… (Why would you get rid of a Charizard?)
- The original main casts splits up… (Ash, Misty, & Brock were the best Trio) 
- Ash never seems to mature… 
- Nintendo & Game Freak never made a full-blown 3D RPG game out of it yet… (What are they waiting for?)
- At times, the series feels unbalanced…. (How can Ash’s Pikachu go toe to toe with a Dragonite in the orange islands and win, but lose to some chump Pokemon in Black and White…?)

Where can I watch it online? 

Where can I read the Manga Online? 

The Big O
Manga - (July 1999 - October 2001) 
(November 2002 - September 2003)
Anime - (October 13, 1999 - January 19, 2000)
II (January 2, 2003 - March 32, 2003)
Maturity - 13+
The Big O is an Anime & a Manga series that was created by Kazuyoshi Katayama and Keiichi Sato for Sunrise Studios. It was written by Chiaki J. Konaka. The setting of the story is a place called Paradigm City where some strange occurrence happened 40 years earlier that caused it residents to loose there memories. The story follows a popular negotiator, Roger Smith with the help from R. Dorothy & Norman Burg (His Butler) lends his services to a city much in need…

What I Like 
- It is original 
- The music (I love the jazzy tunes)
- Though it is a short series it never feels rushed 
- I was never a fan of anything Mech but I liked this (I hated all of the Gundam Series) 
- Roger Smith’s Personality 

What I don’t like 
- Its Short
- It felt like I had to watch the series twice to actually understand it 
- It was kind of bland at times

Where can I watch it online? 

Where can I read it online? 

FLCL (Fooly Cooly)
Manga - (October 23, 2000 - August 23, 2001)
Novel - (June 2000 - March 2001)
Anime - (April 26, 2000 - March 16, 2001)
Maturity - 13+
FLCL is an OVA (Original Video Animation) written by Yoji Enokido. The story follows a young boy named Naota Nandaba who lives in a fictional Japanese suburb of Mabase. Naota soon meets Haruko Haruhara who runs him over with a Vespa scooter then hits him with Vintage Rickenbacker 4001 left handed electric bass guitar. Since this incident all kind of wired stuff starts to happen like giant robots coming out of Naota’s Head from the Medical Mechanica… 

What I like 
- Its funny 
- Characters are likeable 
- Music is good 

What I don’t like 
- It is short (kind of expected because it is an OVA
- The Mature Humor may be a little to much for some…

Where can I watch it online? 
- Japanese

Where can I read the manga online?


  1. Great series of posts for the N00bs. In this part my utter favorite is FLCL, for sure. The characters, the setting, the animation is just great. I actually think the shortness of it is an asset; it leaves a lot to the imagination.
    I liked the music so much, I also bought all the soundtracks.
    Keep up the good work.
    (btw, great background! From the ending of FLCL, right?)

  2. Thanks
    Yeah i like it too. it was a breath of fresh air from what i was accustom to watching anime wise... I somewhat agree with you on that... Some might find 6 episodes kinda short, but then again it is a OVA and they are generally. The music was Crazy good to for FLCL too.


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